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Unformatted text preview: adapted into the family of the owners Slaves were not necessarily poor and powerless – in rare instances slaves were allowed to own property, become powerful in the community and even own their own slaves Caste System – status is determined by birth and is life-long: No upward mobility possible, ascription-based system; Clear caste boundaries, caste awareness is very high; Endogamous social relations (must have social relationships within the caste; Status is always ascribed, never achieved Endogamy – marriage within the group, prohibits intermarriage groups/social classes Class System – open system based on money and other material possessions Status starts at birth with ascribed status, but can be changed through effort to gain achieved status; Social Mobility – movement up or down the class ladder...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 1010 taught by Professor Wong during the Spring '03 term at CSU Stanislaus.
- Spring '03